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UNESCO will mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a week-long programme from 25 November to 3 December 2020 under the theme: "Building back better: towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world by, for and with persons with disabilities". 

Find out more here -> Day of Persons with Disabilities


SoE Commitment to Equality and Diversity 

The SoE is fully committed to establishing and maintaining an ethos of dignity and respect for all within a day-to-day culture of promoting equality of opportunity across all activities.  Having received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2019, the school is committed to further engaging with the Athena Swan process through to 2023 when we will seek reaccreditation. The Equality and Diversity Committee meet regularly each semester to review actions which facilitate the achievement of a more inclusive and equal organisation for staff and students. As part of the process we work closely with the institutional lead and other faculties to ensure that as a business school, we contribute to the development of best practice in diversity and inclusion across the university.  

Equality and Diversity Committee


  • Patricia.M.McNamara
  • Derbhile.DePaor
  • Misrah.Mohamed
  • Adam.Moore
  • Adrian.McDonagh
  • Hilary.Curley
  • Niamh.OMeara
  • Patrick.Johnson
  • Patrick.Rowsome
  • Paul.Conway
  • Sadhbh.ODwyer
  • Niamh.Hickey
  • Ita.Whittle
  • Petra.Elftorp

School of Education

Bronze Athena Swan Award 

The School of Education was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award (under the expanded charter) in 2019. This award recognises work undertaken to address gender equality, in STEMM, arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. 

UL Equality and Diversity;

Equality and Diversity Policy

University of Limerick Policies and Supports

Designated Contact Persons

Returning Carers Grant

Flexible Hours

In UL, we aim to provide a welcoming, supportive and inclusive working environment for everyone and to foster values, attitudes and behaviours of respect. Athena SWAN Ireland has provided ongoing recognition for our work in this area ever since we were one of the first institutions in Ireland to receive Bronze Institution Award in 2015. - Professor Kerstin Mey